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Sep 26, 2003 09:58 AM

Pressed Po-Boy

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Being from the Gulf Coast, I have a fondess for the pressed Po-Boys available all in that area. I cannot locate an establishment here that has the pressed type Po-Boys. Any suggestions.

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  1. Go back to the Gulf Coast, he wisecracked. Seriously, we don't eat that stuff 'round here. But also seriously, try the restaurants that serve cuban food and order a cuban sandwich. Probably your best bet.

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    1. re: Green Horse

      Have to agree.

      The Cuban bread is softer and heavier.

      Lends itself to a press grill.


      1. re: Tom-Fl

        Is the Cuban sandwich the one with pork?

        1. re: ED

          Yep,and some good ham and swiss cheese,mustard and dills.



    2. You could try Schnell's. I think it's on 4th Street in Harvey. They have a pretty good grilled roast beef - it's a roast beef po'boy that's buttered on the outside and pressed sort of like on a waffle iron. Just be prepared, the service is rather lacking in both speed and courtesy.

      1. Cafe Arabesque on La Salle downtown presses most sandwiches. I wouldn't call them po-boys, but...

        1. The Grocery, Inc.
          2854 Saint Charles Avenue
          New Orleans, LA 70115-4461

          Phone: (504) 895-9524
          Toll Free: (866) 915-3829

          They will press your poboy if you request it.

          2 Replies
          1. re: JW7374

            Their muffaletta is essentially a pressed poboy and it's damn tasty.

            1. re: kukubura

              IIRC, Liuzza's (the one on Bienville) frenchuletta is pressed....though it's been a while, so I could be misremembering.

          2. A pressed po-boy sounds wonderful. If you try any of these places, please report back.